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Do These Things to Make Your LinkedIn Stand Out

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Sep 7, 2016 12:00:00 PM

According to the most current Statista numbers, LinkedIn has 450 million users. Yes, that’s million. So, even though you may have a stellar education and impressive work history, if your profile doesn’t stand out, it likely isn’t going to matter because you’re not going to be found.

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Topics: Adult Learners, Career Planning

What You Need to Know About Regional Accreditation

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Aug 10, 2016 10:00:00 AM

 

Getting a higher level of education is no easy feat. It often requires that you rework your budget, giving up quite a few luxuries along the way, in addition to the amount of time you sacrifice with the people you love in an effort to get where you want to be. But imagine doing all of that and then finding out that your degree wasn’t recognized by the employer or school you are tendering it to. What a heartbreak. Luckily, this is completely avoidable.

Certainly, you are getting a degree to further your studies in an area that you enjoy, but chances are good that you also expect it to help you move forward in your career as well. That is where regional accreditation comes in.

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Topics: Accreditation, Adult Learners

Want Career Satisfaction Later? Engage with Professors Now!

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on May 20, 2016 11:30:00 AM

_DSC5523.jpgMost of us go into our careers with the hopes that they’ll satisfy us for years and years to come. Certainly, it helps to choose a field that we’re passionate about and to find a work-life balance so we don’t burn ourselves out, but one study has found that there’s another factor that can greatly impact how happy we are with our career in 10, 20 years, or more. And it is one that involves the professors we have in college.

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Topics: Adult Learners

Why Get a Degree As An Adult?

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on May 17, 2016 11:21:00 AM


As an adult, you probably have your fair share of obligations to contend with, ranging from taking care of your family to working a full time job to coming up with ways to make your money last longer than your month. So when you think of putting just one more item on your already full plate, such as in earning your degree, your first instinct may be “No way!”

While this is understandable as several studies have found that feeling overwhelmed is a natural occurrence in many of our lives nowadays, sometimes it is the things that make us the most uncomfortable—that push us beyond our limits—that offer us the most life-changing results. Furthering your education, even when your life is fairly established (and sometimes chaotic), is one of them, and there are plenty of reasons why.

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Topics: Adult Learners

The One Factor Students Should Consider Before Deciding on a School, But Generally Don’t.

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Apr 22, 2016 11:00:00 AM

When scouting around for which college or university you want to attend in order to earn your desired degree, there are likely many factors which you will consider before making your final choice. These include which institutions offer the major and/or minor you want, how accessible the courses are with regard to your current schedule and obligations, cost and available financial aid, and more.

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Topics: Accreditation, Adult Learners

You Have Your B.A. in Criminal Justice, So Now What Can You Do?

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Apr 8, 2016 1:31:45 PM

While some people aspire to get their bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and work as a police officer, corrections officer, probation officer, victim advocate, or in some other similar position, others earn this degree and feel like they want to do more. They’re not satisfied stopping at a four-year degree and want to know what their options are for progressing their law-related careers to higher levels.

Does this sound like you?

If it does, not to worry as you have a couple different options when it comes to advancing your knowledge and pursuing higher level career opportunities. Two of the most notable ones involve either earning your Master’s degree in criminal justice or going for a law degree instead.

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Topics: Adult Learners, Criminal Justice

Your Guide to Understanding PLA

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Apr 1, 2016 11:30:00 AM

As an adult learner, you’ve probably heard about “PLA” a time or two (if not more). While PLA has been known to stand for Port of London Authority, Plain Language Address, and Public Library Association, in the academic setting, this acronym generally refers to Prior Learning Assessment.

With so many assessments, tests, and exams involved with higher education, this may make you wonder what this particular one does, why it is so important to adult learners, and what is the process you must go through in order to apply for it.

Let’s look at each of these now, ultimately giving you a greater understanding of PLA and its function in the higher learning setting.

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Topics: Adult Learners

Savannah Human Services Administration Graduate Students Visit Georgia Capitol

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Mar 22, 2016 10:01:00 AM

Human services students from Saint Leo University’s Savannah Education Center recently had the opportunity to learn more about the state government and the impact of legislation on organizations and businesses designed to help community members.

On February 24, the graduate students visited the Capitol in Atlanta. The students in the new Human Services Administration Program have been learning about legal and ethical issues in human services agencies. Dr. Melissa Harvey, graduate faculty in human services, organized the trip through State Senator Lester Jackson's office in Savannah.

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Topics: Adult Learners, Graduate Degrees

Merry Christmas from Saint Leo University

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Dec 23, 2015 9:56:57 AM

At this joyous time of year, we are grateful that you are part of our Saint Leo University community. We wish you abundance, happiness, and peace in a new year filled with success. 

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Topics: Adult Learners

Use Networking to Launch the Career of Your Dreams

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Dec 22, 2015 10:57:00 AM

Taking the time to pursue your education means you’re well on your way to reaching your professional dreams, but you still need one key component to take you to the finish line: networking.

When some people think of networking, they often think about being dressed up at a business event with business cards in hand, trying to sell themselves to as many people as possible.

This method can be rather intimidating, stressful, and frankly, less effective. Here are a few methods you can use to incorporate networking into your student experience.

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Topics: Adult Learners